‘Release the video:’ Ben Crump, family of man fatally shot by Orlando police demand bodycam
The family of Derek Diaz, along with attorneys Ben Crump and Natalie Jackson, held a news conference Saturday in Orlando to demand the release of body-worn camera video recorded in Diaz’s fatal shooting by police.
Brevard deputies shoot, kill gunman after pursuit on SR-528
A death investigation got underway overnight in Brevard County after a Merritt Island man led deputies on a pursuit late Wednesday, crashed due to a PIT maneuver on State Road 528 and died in an officer-involved shooting, according to Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
2 children among 3 killed; domestic violence suspect fatally shot by Orlando police
Police have identified the three people killed early Sunday, including two children, after a shootout early that morning between police and a domestic violence suspect who died as a result, according to Orlando police Chief Eric Smith.
81-year-old man hurt in officer-involved shooting after firing gun during medical call, Clermont police say
An officer-involved shooting Friday night put an 81-year-old man in the hospital after he fired a gun and drew a law enforcement presence to his residence while first responders tended to a medical call placed by his wife, according to the Clermont Police Department.
Man who shot Daytona Beach officer fired at least 4 shots, chief says
Before the officer is shot, he begins to enters the room where the suspect ran to with his assault rifle raised. As the door opens, the suspect is seen on video pointing a gun at the officer but the officer doesnt fire, instead yelling again, hands!He gave him several chances, Capri said. The officer, he stayed in the fight, and thats what we train our officers to do, Capri said. The suspect was there with the gun, Capri said. On the video the woman can be heard agreeing to put her hands up and she is seen running outside.
Graphic body camera video shows moment a bulletproof vest saves a Daytona Beach police officers life
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. The Daytona Beach Police Department released graphic body camera footage following an officer-involved shooting Saturday during which an officer was shot in the chest and a suspect was killed. Body camera video shows five officers arriving at an apartment complex after an anonymous tip that a suspect wanted for attempted murder was inside. The video then shows officers with their guns drawn as they walk to the end of a hallway. The officer yells out in pain and drops to the ground. [RELATED: VIDEO: 1 person killed, Daytona Beach officer injured in shooting, police say]Im hit, the officer yells.
Ormond Beach police officers who fatally shot former Chicago police officer cleared
The five Ormond Beach police officers who fatally shot a former Chicago police officer after she shot her husband were cleared by the state attorney following an investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement into the use-of-force incident. According to the FDLE use-of-force investigation, Deanna Owsianiak, 55, and her husband David Owsianiak, 56, were arguing when she fatally shot him during a struggle over a weapon. State Attorney R.J. Larizza reviewed the FDLE investigation and said no action would be taken against the officers involved. Eventually, Deanne Owsianiak walked toward the water and David Owsianiak followed, according to the report. David Owsianiak served as a firefighter locally for several years but spent most of his career with the Chicago Fire Department.
Body camera video shows man charging at St. Cloud officer after brutally attacking 9-year-old girl
Cloud Police Department on Wednesday released a batch of evidence showing the moments that led up to a man being fatally shot after he stabbed and beat a 9-year-old girl. [RELATED: 911 calls show confusion over 9-year-old girl’s injuries prior to St. Cloud officer fatally shooting man | St. Cloud Police Department)That second officer’s nine-minute body camera video shows first responders desperately performing CPR while addressing Hodge’s numerous injuries. Before the shooting, St.
‘He was not a suspect, he was a victim,’ protesters say about St. Cloud man fatally shot by police
CLOUD, Fla. – St. Officers found a 9-year-old girl with multiple stab wounds to her body and face. Cloud officer fatally shooting man | Man suspected in ‘violent assault’ on 9-year-old girl fatally shot by St. Cloud police said the man was staying at the same home as the 9-year-old child. FDLE is in charge of the officer-involved shooting investigation.
911 calls show confusion over 9-year-old girl’s injuries prior to St. Cloud officer fatally shooting man
Cloud Police Department released the 911 calls made prior to a 21-year-old man being shot and killed by a police officer responding to the stabbing of a 9-year-old girl. The 911 calls released Thursday paint a frantic picture but do not provide answers as to how the man shot by an officer is connected to the girl’s injuries. A man who called 911 told dispatchers the girl was found bleeding after being left alone. On Thursday, the department identified Jahsean Hodge, 21, as the man shot by a police officer. Department officials said they later determined only one officer, Officer Devin Dunn, fired his weapon, shooting and killing Hodge.
Woman killed husband and fired at Ormond Beach police before being fatally shot, officials say
VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. – New details were released Friday about a shooting involving five Ormond Beach police officers, saying that a woman shot her husband before opening fire on the officers, who shot and killed her. According to a news release, witnesses told the officers that a woman shot a man and still had a gun. Owasianiak’s husband, David Owsianiak, 56, was also pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. Officials said David Owsianiak served as firefighter locally for several years but spent most of his career with the Chicago Fire Department. The statement from the department did not say if David Owsianiak was hit by police gunfire or fatally shot by his wife.
Ormond Beach police responding to domestic dispute fatally shoot couple, authorities say
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – A man and a woman were shot and killed by Ormond Beach police officers Thursday who were responding to a domestic disturbance, officials with the police department said. Police were called to a domestic disturbance in a car Thursday afternoon after hearing reports of a man and a woman fighting, authorities said. Officials said things escalated and the officers opened fire shooting and killing the man and woman. Authorities did not identify the man and woman or say how they knew each other. “It became a shootout, two suspects are dead, a man and a woman,” Officer Walker said.
Inmate brought gun into Orange County Jail intake area before holding 3 hostage, report shows
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The man who held an Orange County corrections officer, deputy and nurse at gunpoint Saturday was able to bring the weapon into the jail intake area, the Sheriff’s Office arrest report shows. According to the arrest report, Stanley pulled his hand out of his flex cuffs and pointed a gun at the corrections officer telling him to get on the ground. The report does not state how Stanley was able to get the gun into the facility. Law enforcement officers outside the area fired shots through the glass door hitting Stanley in the shoulder, according to the report. The deputy was able to convince Stanley to unload the gun and put the weapon on the ground, according to the report.
Orlando police ID man killed by officers, release images of attempted burglary
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police identified the man shot and killed by police Tuesday and released images authorities say show the man attempting to break into an apartment hours before the fatal shooting. According to officers, Kevin Aldophe, 22, ran away as two officers and a trainee chased him. Police said at some point during the foot pursuit, two officers fired their weapons on the suspect, killing him. “At some point, there was an interaction between the individual and the officers and the officers fired their weapons,” OPD Chief Orlando Rolon said. The Orlando Police Department later identified the officers who fired their weapons as Officer Ben Chisari and Officer Jeffery Madison.
Kidnapping suspect shot by Orlando police officer, chief says
ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando police officer shot a kidnapping suspect at a shopping center on West Colonial Drive Wednesday morning, Orlando police Chief Orlando Rolón said. Police said the shooting happened at 2124 West Colonial Drive in the Western Way Shopping Center parking lot. Investigators are interviewing the second suspect in the vehicle involved in the kidnapping and the kidnapping victim, who were both unharmed. The Orlando Police Department later identified the officer who shot Billings as Officer Kyle Medvetz, who was hired by the department in 2013. De'Angelo Stephenson (Orange County Jail)Rolón said the sergeant who saw the kidnapping was not the officer who shot the suspect.
Man killed by Cocoa police officer while attacking woman was set to return to jail, chief says
COCOA, Fla. – The 55-year-old man fatally shot by a Cocoa police officer Wednesday evening was due back to jail the day he was killed, Cocoa Police Chief Mike Cantaloupe said. Officer Brian Fredette arrived at the park around 5:17 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that a woman was being attacked at the park. When he refused, the officer shot him once. “The actions of our officer last night during this incident are what saved the life of this victim," Cantaloupe said. “I hope our community will stand behind the officer and the police department,” Cantaloupe said.
Officers cleared of wrongdoing in fatal shooting at Orlando Regional Medical Center
ORLANDO, Fla. – Three officers who fatally shot an unarmed patient who claimed to have a gun at Orlando Regional Medical Center last year have been cleared of wrongdoing, according to documents from the State Attorney’s Office. Orlando police officers Paul Evancoe, Elio Florin and Daniel Robertson arrived and positioned themselves behind hostage negotiator Gladys Justiniano. Baker was agitated when he jumped on a piece of medical equipment, pulled his hand from his shirt and pointed an object toward Justiniano, Florin and Robertson, records show. Records didn’t indicate what type of object Baker had in his hand. Orlando police officials said after the shooting that Baker was not armed.
Slain UPS driver's family questions police response to chase
Ordonez's family said the father of two was filling in on someone else’s route Thursday when the robbery suspects commandeered his truck. I know they (the robbery suspects) were shooting back at them, but it was easy to just cover behind police cars. But Coral Gables Police Chief Ed Hudak suggested the blame belongs with the robbery suspects. He said the officers had to stop the suspects by containing them to the UPS truck and returning fire. The UPS truck finally stopped in a middle lane at the busy intersection, caught behind a wall of other vehicles waiting for the light to turn green.
Leesburg officer injured during shootout with suspect, police say
LEESBURG, Fla. – A Leesburg police officer was injured, but not shot, during an exchange of gunfire with a suspect Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Leesburg Police Department officials said officers responded to a call around 1:30 p.m. in reference to an aggravated assault with a firearm. Leesburg Police Department Senior Officer Mark Johnson, 31, who was close at the time, responded to the incident near Glenridge Boulevard and Miller Street. Johnson was taken to Leesburg Medical Center, where he was treated and released with a concussion, officials said. He was taken to the Leesburg Police Department for booking, according to officials.